Friday I went to as many sales as The Bean would tolerate (two) and to Goodwill. He's a good sport, but it is really starting to get hot and he hates the heat as much as I do. So, I see our yard sale time coming to and end soon. Besides, we usually hit sales on the way to go somewhere and neither of us wants to arrive all sweaty and gross.
An assortment of frames - $3.00 for all. Brightly colored frames sell like crazy at the Flea Market. I had sworn them off because I don't want to sell what everyone else sells. But, then I realized that no one sells vintage colored frames, so I am painting these all soft pink, Jadeite Green, Aqua and white. We'll see.
An usual piece of Haegar pottery - I've never seen one like it. I've told myself no more white pottery unless it's different and unique. Whew! This one fits the bill. It is a keeper. The Head of Christ drawing caught my eye because it reminds me of a piece of artwork by my Uncle.
This is the one by my Uncle who is a very well known and respected artist that I have never mentioned. because his daughter likes to find pieces of his artwork and swoop on the owner and try to take them away from them as part of her inheritence. So, I can't mention names..... Anyway, the one I purchased at Goodwill is signed and dated and is by Lars-Birge Sponberg and is worthy of some research.
A nice old globe, a sweet Samsonite train case, a carnival chalkware cat and an old folding ruler. That traincase was the filthiest thing I have ever seen. It had this brown greasy residue on every inch of the surface. but, I took a chance on it because I knew that the surface could handle a scrubbing. I sprayed it with bleach spray and let it sit them scrubbed it with an SOS pad. It looks great now! I'm never afraid of a little work if it will net some cash. Cleaning things I already own - meh, not so much. :D
And lastly, an item I impulse bought on Etsy the other day.
The biggest spun cotton toadstool EVER. It fills up my entire hand.
Go here to get one for yourself.
Now, what to DO with it???
What did you pick, buy or find this week?